We have a QA Manager!

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Tue Jul 12 10:49:13 UTC 2005

Myk Melez wrote:
> Are we still blocked (as we were a few years ago) on moving Bugzilla 
> bugs to their own installation running the (or close to the) tip?  
> Eating our own dogfood would be an excellent way of ensuring at least 
> the tip stays stable, even if it doesn't help on branches.

Come on, let's work this out. What do we need?

- A lossless way of moving bugs between installations (i.e. each comment 
becomes a separate comment, attachments move, etc.)

- Upgrade b.m.o. to a version supporting that.

- Install a new installation just for us.

- Move the bugs across, and redirect potential bug filers.

The first thing is the important one. Bug moving is currently a real 
mess, and not well maintained. I suggest we abandon that, and do the 

- Make it possible to do all-info XML export (inc. attachments and 

- Make it possible to do all-info XML import, as if a new bug had been 
filed and a load of comments and attachments added. Have a mode which 
ignores some errors, like missing accounts for CC list members.

This is a reasonably big project.


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